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Rick Monroe "This Side of You" - Single Review

“This Side of You”, Rick Monroe’s debut single, is a sultry, romantic, and catchy masterpiece. I’d like to start out by saying - I LOVE THIS SONG. “This Side of You” describes what it is like to discover something new and exciting about one’s significant other. Rick uses smooth melodies and charming lyrics to convey this message. “When I think I know what’s going on behind them brown eyes / You go and do that little something girl that takes me by surprise” Driving guitar riffs and light percussion combine with Monroe’s incredible and smooth voice to create a truly captivating piece of music. I can already hear the women all over the world swooning. The hook says it best - “Baby I ain’t nev

"Don't Wanna Miss" (Kaitie Wade) Single Review

Kaitie Wade, a pop-country singer-songwriter and recording artist from Seattle, has made incredible strides in the country music scene since her big move to Nashville. After a successful debut single release in 2015, Kaitie is now in the process of releasing her debut EP “Starts With a Song.” Named “featured artist” by Next Star Now and a “Superstar in the Making” by Hillbilly Express Radio, Kaitie's lead single “Don’t Wanna Miss” has been receiving radio airplay and positive reviews since its release on March 21, 2017. Kaitie’s new single, “Don’t Wanna Miss” is a fun, uptempo, head-bobbing song about letting loose, throwing worries aside, and absorbing every moment to the fullest. This son

52nd Annual ACM Awards "New Artist" Winners Announced

Last week, the Academy of Country Music announced the winners for the “new artist” categories. These artists will now be performing live on the show - alongside with country stars Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, and more! Here are the winners! NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE- BROTHERS OSBORNE NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE- MAREN MORRIS NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE- JON PARDI The 52nd Annual ACM Awards will broadcast live from Las Vegas. The awards show will take place on April 2nd from 8:00pm-11:00pm Eastern, and can be seen on CBS network. The show will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks B

Southern Halo - Album Review

Southern Halo is a quickly rising country music trio comprised of three sisters: Natalia, Christina and Hannah Morris. The sisters grew up on the Mississippi delta and started playing music very young. They played their first show when the youngest was only nine. Fast forward a few years, and they have opened for some major acts: Brantley Gilbert, Eric Paslay, Maren Morris, Love and Theft, Tyler Farr, Randy Houser, John Michael Montgomery, Parmalee, Old Dominion, Jamie Lynn Spears, Craig Campbell, Uncle Kracker, Julie Roberts, American Young and B.B. King. Their sound can be described as pop country with a dash of southern rock and roll. SOUTHERN HALO’s self-titled album was recently releas

Kenny Chesney- Bar at the End of the World Review

It’s no question that Kenny Chesney is one of the most successful legends in country music today. Throughout the course of his career, Chesney has released dozens of successful albums, embarked on killer tours, and recently received the “Pinnacle Award” at the CMA awards back in November. Kenny Chesney’s newest album, Cosmic Hallelujah , was released around that time, hitting no. 2 on the Billboard 200. One of the best songs on this album is the catchy and whimsical “Bar at the End of the World”. Us at CRANK IT love this song for so many reasons. We think you will too! The song is a mid-tempo , easy-flowing, yet captivating piece about a mythical place which Kenny refers as the “Bar at the E

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